Merge, Domino, Beggars Group Pull Content from eMusic and More [Unplugging]

Posted by Raymond Flotat

Take a look at the world of music with this week’s edition of Unplugging. This week, we look at several independent labels’ decision to pull their content from eMusic, Arcade Fire’s new video directed by Spike Jonze and much more!

Merge, Domino and Beggars Group pulled their content from eMusic in response to the site’s shift to get major labels on board as content contributors. Their content was pulled from the website a week ago and an announcement was made via eMusic's forum.

In other news, Peter Christopherson died at 55. The British Music Legend is known for making music in bands Throbbing Gristle and Coil. His influence was not only in the world of music, for he also British art design group, Hipgnosis. He died Wednesday in his sleep at his home in Bankok.

On a more positive note, Arcade Fire has teamed up with Spike Jonze for their "The Suburbs" music video. As expected, Jonze's directing added an eccentric twist to the title track's video.

Also, LA based KCRW previewd Daft Punk's sountrack for Disney's TRON: Legacy. Previewing five tracks, they will all be available for streaming on KCRW's website on Nov. 29.

Also, big releases were announced this week starting with Ryan Adams. Adams has announced his double album III/IV will be released on Dec. 14th. This will be his first release since 2008's Easy Tiger. Scottish Post-Rock group, Mogwai, also announced an album release. Hardcore Will Never Die, But You Will will be their seventh studio album and is expected out on Feb. 15, 2011.

Merge, Domino, Beggars Group Pull Content from eMusic: Independent record labels Beggars Group, Merge and Domino have all pulled their catalogs from digital music provider eMusic.

Peter ‘Sleazy’ Christopherson Dies at 55: The highly influential British musician who co-founded English sensations Throbbing Gristle and Coil, Peter Christopherson, suffered an unexpected death on Wednesday night.

Spike Jonze Directs Arcade Fire Video: Arcade Fire has debuted their latest video for “The Suburbs,” the title track from their recently released album.

LA Radio Station Hosts Daft Punk Soundtrack Preview: Over the weekend, L.A.- based radio station KCRW hosted a preview of Daft Punk’s soundtrack for Disney’s TRON: Legacy.

Ryan Adams Preps New Double Album “III/IV” Out December 14th: Once known for his manic prolificness, Ryan Adams seems to have adopted a more reasonable release schedule for his material the past couple years. That will quickly change with the upcoming release of “double length opus” III/IV, out December 14th on Pax Am.

Mogwai Releasing New Album and Offering Up Free MP3: Sub Pop Records is releasing Scottish post-rock band Mogwai’s seventh studio album, Hardcore Will Never Die, But You Will (due out February 15, 2011).